Improvements to NMS Sync in Unimus 2.1.0

Sync Presets

We have changed NMS Sync configuration to be preset-based. A preset defines a single policy of where from, what, and where to import. You can create as many presets as you would like, pointing to a single NMS system, or pointing to multiple different NMS systems.

Sync Rules

Sync Rules tell the Sync Presets from where inside the NMS to adopt devices from, and to which Zone in Unimus these devices should be imported into. A single Sync Rule can specify multiple sources from within the NMS — for example multiple containers, or Tags or tree roots where devices in the NMS are located. For each NMS we support, the options are a little different, as it depends on how devices inside the NMS are organized. You can create as many rules for a single preset as you need.

Examples

The easiest example is if you have a single NMS system and would like to import devices only to a single Zone in Unimus. In this case, a single Sync Preset with a single Sync Rule will be completely sufficient. Just setup your NMS details, and create a single Sync Rule. Inside the Sync Rule, you can setup multiple sources (containers, tags or IDs) from that NMS, and point them all to the Default Zone.

Supported NMSes

As of 2.1.0, Unimus supports syncing from 7 different NMS systems:

  • NetXMS
  • Zabbix
  • PRTG
  • LibreNMS
  • Panopta
  • Powercode
  • Observium

Migration

If you already use Unimus and have an existing NMS Sync configuration, upgrading to 2.1 will automatically migrate your configuration to presets. After the upgrade, you don’t need to do any manual reconfiguration — everything should continue working as expected.

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